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Republic of the Philippines

CITY OF DAVAO
Office of the City Council

COMMITTEE ON RULES, PRIVILEGES, LAWS AND ORDINANCES


AND
COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND FOOD
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COMMITTEE REPORT ON ITEM NO. 1155-C
LETTER FROM JOHNNY TE AND ALVIN TEVES, MANAGER OF SURICO
FARM/DAVAO BLESS, A DRESSING PLANT IN SIRAWAN, DAVAO CITY
SEEKING CITY COUNCIL ASSISTANCE FOR AUTHORITY TO OPERATE.
Background
1.
This pertains to a request from Mr. Johnny Te and Mr. Alvin Teves that Mr. Johnny
Ang Te be granted authority to operate the dressing plant named Davao Bless Dressing
Plant located at Barangay Sirawan, Toril, Davao City.

Highlights

2. Together with the other dressing plants, Davao Bless produces and supplies ninetyeight percent (98%) of the daily chicken requirements of Davao City thru the different
public markets, malls, hotels and fastfood outlets.
3. Davao Bless is duly registered with the concerned government agencies such as
DENR-EMB, City Health Office and CENRO.
4.
During the committee hearing, Mr. Leonilo G. Claudio of Davao Fresh Foods
Corporation said that operators of dressing plants encountered problems acquiring
business permits only when they tried to renew such permits for 2015. It was only then
that the Business Bureau required the said operators to submit their authority to operate
from the Sanggunian Panlungsod.
5. Davao Bless has been operating for almost forty (40) years. Throughout all those
years, the operator was not required to submit the authorization. As such, it has been
operating in good faith.
6. The Business Bureau, represented by its current head Atty. Lawrence Bantiding,
admitted that the previous officers of the said office may have overlooked this
requirement.

7. The Business Bureau asked for the additional requirement of the authority to
operate granted by the Sanggunian Panlungsod based on the provisions of
Section 368 of the Revenue Code of Davao City in relation to Section 458
paragraph 3 subparagraph (vii) and paragraph 5 subparagraph (ii) of the Local
Government Code of 1991 which provides, respectively:
1) Section 368 of the Revenue Code of Davao City on Place of Slaughter
states that The Slaughter of any kind of animal for sale or consumption of the
public shall be done only in the slaughterhouse unless otherwise authorized by
the City Government and
2) Section 458 paragraph 3 subparagraph (vii) of LGC provides that Upon
approval by a majority vote of all the members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod,
grant a franchise to any person, partnership, corporation, or cooperative to do
business within the city; establish, construct, operate and maintain ferries,
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wharves, markets or slaughterhouses; or undertake such other activities within


the city as may be allowed by existing laws: Provided, That, cooperatives shall be
given preference in the grant of such a franchise.
3) Section 458 paragraph 5 subparagraph (ii) of the LGC provides that the
Sangguniang Panlungsod shall Establish markets, slaughterhouses or animal
corrals and authorize the operation thereof by the city government; and regulate
the construction and operation of private markets, talipapas or other similar
buildings and structures;
Hence, the aforementioned provisions must be complied with, insofar as the
Business Bureau is concerned.
8. As for the question as to whether or not a dressing plant is a slaughterhouse,
the committee concludes that it is. During the committee hearing, Ms. Lailanie
Rose P. Rico of the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) pointed out Republic
Act No. 9296, also known as the Meat Inspection Code of the Philippines,
particularly, its definition of slaughterhouse and food animal. R.A. No. 9296
Section 4 subparagraphs 1 and 15 state the following:
Section 4. Definition of Terms As used in this Code, the
following terms, words and phrases shall be construed to mean as
follows:
1. Abattoir or Slaughterhouse premises that are approved and
registered by the controlling authority in which food animals are
slaughtered and dressed for human consumption;
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15. Food Animal all domestic animals slaughtered for human
consumption such as but not limited to cattle, carabaos, buffaloes,
horses, sheep, goats, hogs, deer, rabbits, ostrich and poultry;
9. The Committee recommends the approval of this legislative item with the
condition that the operation of the dressing plants shall be limited only to poultry.
Other animals such as, but not limited to, pigs, cows and goat, will not be
slaughtered in the area.
Recommendations
10. This Committee recommends that the request of Mr. Johnny Te and Mr. Alvin Teves be
granted and that a resolution be passed granting Mr. Johnny A. Te the authority to
operate the dressing plant.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED this _________ in the City of Davao, Philippines.

SIGNED BY THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS:


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COMMITTEE ON RULES, PRIVILEGES, LAWS AND ORDINANCES

HON. BERNARD E. AL-AG


Chairperson

HON. BONIFACIO E. MILITAR


ALEJANDRE
Vice Chairperson

HON. AL RYAN S.
Member

HON. KARLO S. BELLO


LIBRADO-YAP
Member

HON. LEAH A.
Member

SIGNED BY THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS:


COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND FOOD

HON. MARISSA P. SALVADOR-ABELLA


Chairperson

HON.
RACHEL P. ZOZOBRADO
LIBRADO-YAP
Vice Chairperson

HON. APRIL MARIE C. DAYAP


ADVINCULA JR.
Member

HON. LEAH A.
Member

HON. VICTORIO U.
Member

HON. BERNARD E. AL-AG


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Ex-Officio Member
Republika ng Pilipinas
LUNGSOD NG DABAW
Sangguniang Panlungsod
RESOLUTION NO. __________
Series of 2015

A RESOLUTION GRANTING JOHNNY ANG TE THE AUTHORITY TO OPERATE


A DRESSING PLANT AT SIRAWAN, DAVAO CITY
WHEREAS, this pertains to a request from Mr. Johnny Ang Te and Mr. Alvin Teves that
Mr. Johnny Ang Te be granted authority to operate the dressing plant named Davao Bless
Dressing Plant located at Barangay Sirawan, Toril, Davao City;

WHEREAS, Davao Bless has been operating for almost 40 years. During all
those years, it was never required to submit an authority to operate. It was only
required to submit said requirement when it tried to renew its business permit for
2015. Hence, it has been operating in good faith;
WHEREAS, Davao Bless is duly registered with the concerned government agencies
such as DENR-EMB, City Health Office and CENRO;

WHEREAS, the Business Bureau, represented by its current head Atty. Lawrence
Bantiding, admitted that the previous officers of the said office may have
overlooked this requirement;
WHEREAS, the Business Bureau asked for the additional requirement of the
authority to operate granted by the Sanggunian Panlungsod based on the
provisions of Section 368 of the Revenue Code of Davao City in relation to Section
458 paragraph 3 subparagraph (vii) and paragraph 5 subparagraph (ii) of the
Local Government Code of 1991 which provides, respectively:
1) Section 368 of the Revenue Code of Davao City on Place of Slaughter
states that The Slaughter of any kind of animal for sale or consumption of the
public shall be done only in the slaughterhouse unless otherwise authorized by
the City Government and
2) Section 458 paragraph 3 subparagraph (vii) of LGC provides that Upon
approval by a majority vote of all the members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod,
grant a franchise to any person, partnership, corporation, or cooperative to do
business within the city; establish, construct, operate and maintain ferries,
wharves, markets or slaughterhouses; or undertake such other activities within
the city as may be allowed by existing laws: Provided, That, cooperatives shall be
given preference in the grant of such a franchise.
3) Section 458 paragraph 5 subparagraph (ii) of the LGC provides that the
Sangguniang Panlungsod shall Establish markets, slaughterhouses or animal
corrals and authorize the operation thereof by the city government; and regulate
the construction and operation of private markets, talipapas or other similar
buildings and structures;
Hence, the aforementioned provisions must be complied with, insofar as the
Business Bureau is concerned;

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WHEREAS, the Committee recommends the approval of this legislative item with
the condition that the operation of the dressing plants shall be limited only to
poultry. Other animals such as, but not limited to, pigs, cows and goat, will not
be slaughtered in the area;
NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved as it is hereby resolved to grant Mr. Johnny Ang
Te an authority to operate a dressing plant for poultry at Sirawan, Toril, Davao
City;
RESOLVED FURTHER, that copies of this Resolution be furnished to the Office of
the Secretary to the Sangguniang Panlungsod, City Mayors Office, the Business
Bureau, Surico Farm/Davao Bless and all other offices/departments concerned, for
their information and guidance.
Done this______________, Davao City, Philippines.

DR. BERNARD E. AL-AG


Floor Leader, 17th Council
Sangguniang Panlungsod
Davao City

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